Jul 23, 2016
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DARKROOM
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Drugs, photography and murder in: DARKROOM

By Mary Maddox

Rating:  star star star star star 

DARKROOM is a highly-polished atmospheric descent into a seedy world of drugs, murder and photography populated by vibrant characters.

AUTONOMOUSLY
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The hearts of humans and robots in: AUTONOMOUSLY YOURS

By K.N. Parker

Rating:  star star star star star 

While ANONYMOUSLY YOURS setting is the future and deals with technology yet to be fully realized, the heart of the story has to deal with love and loss, and the way people are treated as objects, feelings that are very much present in life today.

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Life, lessons and encouragement to get the words flowing in: WRITE!

By Gerald DiPego

Rating:  star star star star star 

Gerald DiPego guides aspiring writers through a handful of his novels and screenplays to share the lessons he has learned in more than four decades as an author in WRITE!.

BABYGIRL
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One woman’s amorous journey turns into a life of motherhood in: BABY GIRL

By Bette Lee Crosby

Rating:  star star star star star 

A whirlwind romance turns into life-changing decisions with the onset of an unplanned pregnancy.

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Villains, heroes and secrets abound in: BLACKTIP ISLAND

By Tim W. Jackson

Rating:  star star star star star 

A stockbroker embezzles funds and escapes to a Caribbean island where he becomes a divemaster to avoid arrest from U.S. authorities in this adventurous story.

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A tale of love, hate, and the power of forgiveness in: ONCE BROKEN

By D.M. Hamblin

Rating:  star star star star star 

An on again/off again relationship turns into a long-term love/hate situation when an unplanned pregnancy creates seemingly irreconcilable differences.

LOVES
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Time travel through hypnosis to heal the heart in: LOVES OF OUR LIVES

By A.C. Chenier

Rating:  star star star star star 

A woman sets out on a journey of past life regression therapy to cope with the loss of a friend in this touching historical fiction romance.

INCREMENTS
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Dark, poignant, and unsettling stories in: INSANITY BY INCREMENTS

By Alaric Cabiling

Rating:  star star star star star 

Creepy and meditative short stories that investigate the darker side of humanity.

JADWA
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The path to and away from oppression and extremist religion in: JADWA’S STORY: BRIDE OF THE PROPHET, DAUGHTER OF ALLAH

By Aabra

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young girl struggles against the oppression leading her towards religious extremists and terrorism in this thought provoking story.

ZEROS
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Absurd and satirical adventures in political extremism: AMERICAN ZEROES

By John DiFelice

Rating:  star star star star star 

AMERICAN ZEROES is a Libertarian satire of American political extremism and an absurdist adventure in a typical suburb.

SHONG
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A sensitive hero, fated to help save the world, becomes a man in this globetrotting fantasy: THE SHONG WARS: DECLARATION

By George Lung

Rating:  star star star star star 

Zhang Ma is a young prince of a fierce Mongol warrior tribe known as the Shong.

PROCESS
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The write way around creative roadblocks in: THE WRITER’S PROCESS

By Anne H. Janzer

Rating:  star star star star star 

Anne H. Janzer utilizes cognitive science for writers to circumvent creative roadblocks in this handy guide.

GODINTERNET
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Cyber attacks in the name of a cyber holy war in: GOD OF THE INTERNET

By Lynn Lipinski

Rating:  star star star star star 

An unusual Islamic-based cyber attack threatens the United States in this cleverly orchestrated work of suspense fiction with a modern-day twist.

GODINTERNET
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Cyber attacks in the name of a cyber holy war in: God of the Internet

By Lynn Lipinski

Rating:  star star star star star 

An unusual Islamic-based cyber attack threatens the United States in this cleverly orchestrated work of suspense fiction with a modern-day twist.

DIVORCED
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The hardships faced in the search for justice set against an exotic background in: BETTER DEAD THAN DIVORCED: THE TRIALS OF PANAYOTA: A TRUE STORY

By Lukas Konandreas

Rating:  star star star star star 

A true-to-life tale of a man’s struggle to find justice for his murdered cousin in spite of a powerful opponent and corrupt judiciary system.

VILEMEANS
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Action-packed adventure interwoven with political plotting in: VILE MEANS

By Steve Dimodica

Rating:  star star star star star 

Nearing the end of America’s hold on the Panama Canal, a series of horrific attacks deep in the jungle bring a convoluted plot to light involving international banking, the CIA, and a violent madman.

DEADDOCK
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A fun whodunit featuring Lee Harding – amateur detective: DEAD ON THE DOCK

By Beth Everett

Rating:  star star star star star 

Charming foul-mouthed, pot-smoking amateur detective seeks solace from marital difficulties at her family’s cabin on Lake Montego.

KINGDOM
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A world of royal rats in: KINGDOM’S END

By Charles D. Blanchard

Rating:  star star star star star 

Charles D Blanchard takes readers into the minds of rats in his literary adventure
KINGDOM’S END.

MAYS
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A man contends with depression as he takes on the role of a human lab rat in: MAYS LANDING

By J.C. Mercer

Rating:  star star star star star 

After a botched suicide attempt, a medical school dropout becomes a human lab rat in order to scrape out a new existence for himself.

CLOCK
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Gay P.I.s uncover political conspiracy when hired by a Mormon politician in: THE EIGHT-DAY CLOCK

By Dale Swanson

Rating:  star star star star star 

Set in Florida in the fall of 1996, two gay private investigators take on the case of a high-profile Mormon politician’s closeted gay son who has been blackmailed.

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A girl’s discovery of bees inspires respect for nature in: BEES IN LORETTA’S BONNET

By Lois Wickstrom (author) and Francie Mion (artist)

Rating:  star star star star star 

Upon discovering a nest of woodcutter bees in the winter woodpile, Loretta loses her bonnet to a gust of wind, but spring brings the promise of pollinated plants—and a surprise in a found bonnet.

Conversations
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A gift of a lifetime of lessons in: CONVERSATIONS ON THE BENCH

By Digger Cartwright

Rating:  star star star star star 

An account of one man’s lifetime of knowledge on how to lead a satisfying, successful and ultimately emotionally fulfilled life, divided into 25 essential lessons.

MAYNWARINGS
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A ranching empire is under attack in: THE MAYNWARINGS

By Digger Cartwright

Rating:  star star star star star 

A ranching mogul/senator returns from D.C to his Nevada homestead unaware that a series of sinister situations are in the works to take over Carson City and ultimately destroy his ranch empire.

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Betrayal, Madness, Love, and Telekinesis in: SWITCH

By Geoff Visgilio

Rating:  star star star star star 

When a young married couple struggles with imposter syndrome and newfound special powers, more than just their marriage is on the line.